Julia Rubin

Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair, Tier II, Trustworthy Software
Lead of UBC Research Excellence Cluster on Trustworthy ML

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Faculty Member, Department of Computer Science

The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada

Contact Info:

KAIS 4053,
2332 Main Mall, Vancouver,
BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada

mjulia at ece.ubc.ca

I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Earlier, I spent almost 10 years in industry, working for IBM Research, where I was a research staff member and a research group manager.

My research interests are in software engineering, program analysis, software security, and reliability of software and AI systems. Together with my research group, I develop solutions that enable construction of reliable software systems in an efficient manner. Currently, our work focuses on security and integrity of mobile and cloud-based systems, as well as robustness, explainability, and fairness of AI systems.

My recent work in these areas won six Distinguished/Best Paper Awards at major conferences, such as ICSME'22, ICST'21, ISSTA'18 and ASE'15. More details about my current and past reseach projects can be found on the ReSeSS Research Lab and Publications pages.

I usually have openings in my group for new graduate and undergraduate students. Please read this if you are interested in applying.

Major Honors and Awards

2023Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, Germany
2023Killam Faculty Research Fellowship
2022CS-Can | Info-Can Outstanding Early Career Computer Science Researcher Award
2022IBM Canada Advanced Studies, Project of the Year Award
2022Distinguished Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenanc e and Evolution (ICSME)
2022Program Committee Co-Chair, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE)
2022Keynote speaker at 16th Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures, and Reuse (SBCARS)
2021Keynote speaker at 25th ACM International Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC)
2021Distinguished Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST)
2020Distinguished Artifact Award, IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME)
2018ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, ACM International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA)
2017ASE 2017 Distinguished Reviewer
2015ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE)
2014Facebook's Internet Defense Prize Nominee, USENIX Security Conference
2013Best Paper Award, Software Product Line Conference (SPLC)
2013Best Paper Award, Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR)
2013Elected member-at-large of the IEEE CS Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE)
2012IBM Research Scientific Achievement Award on Model Driven Development
2012IBM Research Accomplishment on Contributions to Rational Systems Engineering
2011IBM Invention Achievement Award for Creative Contributions to IBM Process
2008IBM Invention Achievement Award for Creative Contributions to IBM Process
2003IBM Research Division Award for Contribution to Rational Products